I thought we are facing a recession, but here we are in the month of March with 43 new restaurants, 17 cafes, 4 bars, and 12 hawkers. I posted the cafes, bars, and hawkers earlier, and these are the new restaurants openings:
Hailing from L.A. and touted to be a cult favourite among Hollywood A-listers, 25 Degrees Burger serves 5 types of gourmet burgers at an affordable $ 14 each, or you can build your own. Lunch set ($ 18) comes with a choice of burger, fries, and beer. Full review.
They serve hotdogs, burgers, and subs starting from $ 4.80.
An Italian gastro bar and grocery shop with fresh food imported from Italy.
Esteemed 3 Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s signature cuisine abandons the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead features the intense flavours and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths, and herbal vinaigrettes. Recommended dishes: egg caviar ($ 35), and black truffle and fontina pizza ($ 20). Full review.
Halal dim sum restaurant.
Ding Tele 鼎特乐
949 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534713
Tel: +65 8172 8156 / +65 6282 4380
11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm daily
Shanghaiese restaurant specializes in sheng jian bao. Full review.
Named after a Chinese-Hawaiian singer, Don Ho serves modern Australian cuisine in sharing plates and fresh tropical cocktail creations. Full review.
Dookki means ‘Two Meals’ in Korean. The tteokbokki (rice cake) buffet restaurant first opened in Korea in 2014, and now has 100 outlets worldwide.
Sheikh Haikel and FatBoys open a halal version of the burger joint.
237 East Coast Road, level 1, Singapore 428930
From their fb, “Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant is a concept showcasing woodfired sourdough bread making and wholesome cuisine enjoyed with breads, using historical European woodfired techniques and contemporary global influences in flavours.”
Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar
200 Middle Road, Hotel G, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7989
Sister to the popular Scarlett Restaurant & Wine Bar in Bangkok and Hong Kong, Ginett is helmed by Executive Chef Sylvain Royer. Located on the first floor of Hotel G Singapore, its signatures include rotisserie chicken and grilled items like Australian Angus beef, Kurobuta pork and organic lamp chops. A 2-course set lunch is priced at an affordable $ 18++.
Gohan Cafe by Kacyo
12 Kallang Wave, Aperia Mall #02-07/08, Singapore 349316
The Japanese restaurant imports their ingredients from Japan.
Ho Rang I
165 Thomson Road, Goldhill Centre, Singapore 307618
Tel: +65 6251 0123
The decade-old Your Woul has rebranded to Ho Rang I when the son took over the business from his Korean mother. Although there is an update of decor, the menu is persistently traditional Korean. Full review.
The Hooters at Clarke Quay has closed and moved to The Sail @ Marina Bay. Their waitresses are known to be busty in white singlets and short orange shorts. They serve comfort American food such as buffalo wings (6 pc, $ 13), and burgers (from $ 26).
3 Pickering Street, Nanking Row, 01-44/01-45, Singapore 058289
Tel: +65 6223 3397
11am-9pm, closed Sun
The Hokkaido-styled ramen is created by Chef Nobumasa Mieda of Michelin-Starred Kaiseki Restaurant, “MIEDA” in Sapporo, Hokkaido. They use a blend of amaebi shrimps and tonkotsu pork for their broth.
776 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198744
Tel: +65 6291 1358
M-Th 5pm-4am, F 5pm-11.30pm, weekends 12pm-11.30pm
Another steamed seafood place! They stack the seafood up and steam it. The juices will flow down to the porridge below.
Kappou Japanese Sushi Tapas Bar
190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre #02-10A, Singapore 188979
Tel: +65 9170 4583
18 Tai Seng Street #01-33 Singapore 539775
Japanese restaurant at new mall, 18 Tai Seng.
The MOF group has opened Kasien Tei, which serves kaisendon ($ 16) with diced salmon, tuna, swordfish, scallop and roe. They use Akitakomachi rice from Akita prefecture, and it is stickier than the usual variety of Japanese grains.
Kowloon Bay HK Cafe
17 Petir Road, Hilion Mall #01-07 Singapore 678278
Tel: +65 9822 0690
Hong Kong cafe, Hong Kong food.
The Little Island 小槟岛
7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre B2-29 Singapore 078884
With three outlets in Malaysia, The Little Island has opened its first outlet in Singapore, serving Penang food. Recommendations: Penang Hokkien Mee, Penang Assam Laksa, Char Kway Teow and Popiah.
Ramen restaurant specializing in tsukemen (dipping) ramen.
A casual sports bar with mostly al fresco sitting.
Opened by Mediacorp actor Shane Pow, Mojo Singapore serves grilled meat bowls by day, and by night, it is a bar with yakitori and small plates.
Mrs Pho has opened an offshoot, Mrs Pho House at Rangoon Road, taking over the space of the defunct Grub Noodle Bar. Mrs Pho sells pho mostly, but Mrs Pho House focuses on Vietnamese seafood dishes–call it Vietnamese cze char, if you will–a concept that Singapore has not seen. Full review.
Small plates and cocktails.
799 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Point #03-35, Singapore 467351
Tel: +65 6242 0988
A Panda-themed casual restaurant selling noodles of all sorts like zha jiang mian, and ginseng chicken noodles.
Old House Taste 老屋味道
7 Purvis Street, Singapore 188586
Philly Shack claims to be the first restaurant to serve authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak or Philly cheesesteak in Singapore. (Actually, there was a shop that used to sell it but it closed down.) It’s made from rib-eye beef, caramelized onions and melted cheese in a housemade roll. Full review.
The Prive Group has opened another restaurant.
122 Middle Road, Mercure Singapore Bugis, Singapore 188973
Tel: +65 6521 6088
Formerly known as Sauces, Royale is the buffet restaurant of the new Mercure Hotel Bugis. A la carte is available with pastas going from $ 15.90 to $ 17.90.
122 Middle Road, Mercure Singapore Bugis, Level 2, Singapore 188973
Tel: +65 6521 9299
A modern Cantonese restaurant in the new Mercure Hotel Bugis.
30 East Coast Road, Katong V mall, Singapore 428751
Tel: +65 6440 0457
M-F 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm, Weekends 11.30am-10pm
The people behind Group Therapy have opened a handmade pasta and pizza restaurant.
The Talad Drink & Thai Kitchen
190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #01-520 Singapore 310190
Tel: +65 9105 0555
11am – 9pm
Traditional Thai food with modern rainbow drinks.
Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry
9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #02-16, Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6265 1314
Tengawa is the first restaurant in Singapore to specialize in Japanese white curry, using fresh Hokkaido milk. Only three sets available: ebi fry ($ 16.80), hamburg ($ 15.80) or chicken katsu ($ 15.80). Full review.
Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei at Tanjong Pagar is the first hamburg restaurant in Singapore, and it comes with a salad buffet and free-flow of eggs done in all styles. Full review.
Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan opens its 8th outlet in Singapore in the new mall, 18 Tai Seng.
Trattoria da Mimmo
3 Clover Way Singapore 579078
Tel: +65 6909 1988
11.45am-2pm, 5.45pm-10pm, closed Tue
Italian chef Mimmo serves traditional Italian food. Most pastas and pizzas are below $ 20.
18 Tai Seng Street #01-01, Singapore 539775
World’s first Michelin-starred ramen shop, Tsuta, opens its second Singapore outlet at the new mall, 18 Tai Seng.
Village Nasi Lemak
57 Circular Road, Singapore 049412
Tel: +65 6443 0400
Hipster Village Nasi Lemak used to be at Simpang Bedok, and is now at Boat Quay. They intend to add tapas to their menu.
By Singapore’s culinary doyenne and food ambassador, Violet Oon, who also opened National Kitchen, the Satay Bar serves chargrilled satay, meats and seafood.
You may be interested in…
–New Openings in Jan 2017
–New Openings in Feb 2017
–New Openings in March 2017 Part I: New Cafes, Bars, and Hawkers
PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective eateries’ facebook pages.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.